HALTON HILLS, ON – “It was the most frequently raised issue at all three of the Ward Meetings,” said Mayor Rick Bonnette. “Council heard numerous complaints about speeding on local and regional roads and I have seen it myself with drivers oftentimes far exceeding the limit on both rural and residential streets.”
Residential concerns served as the impetus behind Council members buying in to a lawn sign campaign to encourage drivers to slow down. Following in the footsteps of the municipalities of Toronto and Burlington, Council purchased 400 bright yellow signs and is making them available to the public. Residents need only to contact their Councillor to have a sign delivered and installed.
From left: Councillor Bob Inglis, Mayor Bonnette and Councillor Clark Somerville holding the 'Please Slow Down' sign.
“This may be a sign of the times,” quipped the Mayor, expressing his hope that concerned residents will take advantage of the opportunity to display a sign on their lawn.
There is no charge for the signs but residents are asked to be cognizant that the placement of their sign does not impede sightlines; if it does, Town staff will ask that the sign be moved.
About the Town of Halton Hills
The Town of Halton Hills, with a population of approximately 60,000, consists of two urban centres, Georgetown and Acton, the Halton Hills Premier Gateway employment area, three hamlets – Glen Williams, Stewarttown and Norval – and several smaller settlements. Halton Hills has long been recognized for its natural beauty, active agricultural community, high quality of life and proximity to major centres, including Brampton, Mississauga and Toronto. The Town is ranked as one of the top small communities in Canada by a national magazine. Visit Haltonhills.ca
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